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6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
9 Wherein I suffer trouble as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
19 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
11 It is a faithful saying : For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:
12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us :
13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
16 But shum profane and vaip bablings : for they will in. crease unto more ungodliness.
17 And their word will eat as doth a canker : of whom is Hymeneus and Philetus;
18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying, That the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his : and, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ, depart from iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood, and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall
be a vessel imto honour, sanctified and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
02 Flee also youthful lusts : but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of
a pure heart.
os But foolish and unlearned questions avoid ; knowing that they do gender strifes.
24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive ; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
06 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
CHAP. III. i lle advertiseth him of the times to come, 6 describeth the
enemics of the truth, 16 and commendeth the holy scriptures. THIS know also, that in the last days perilous times shall
o For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power lliercof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withistood Moses, so do these also resist the truth; men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest into all incu, as thor's also was,
10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, maumer of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, charity, patience.
11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra ; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou bast learned them;
1.5 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scrip. tures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness :
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
CHAP. IV. i Paul exhorteth Timothy. 9 He willeth him to come to
him, and to bring Mark, and other things which he
wrote for. I Charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus
Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season ; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrive ; but after their own lusts shall they heap to thenselves teachers, having itching ears ;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
7 I have
7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
8 llenceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
The Epistle of PAUL to TITUS.
CHAP. II. 1 Directions given to Titus, both for his doctrine and life.
9 Of the duty of servants. SPEAK thou the things which become sound doctrine:
2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things ;
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
8 Sound speech that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
9 Erhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
10 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity ; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusks,
we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
15 These things speak and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
CHAP. III. 1 Titus directed what to teach, 10 to reject obstinate here
ticks. 12 The conclusion. PUT them in mind to be subject to principalities and
powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentl, shewing all mee'kness unto all men.
3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared.
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his inercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour ;
7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, That they which liave believed in God, might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
9 But avoid foolish questions and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofite able and vain.
10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition, reject;